Founded by the Presbyterian Church in 1889, the University of Pikeville
serves the Appalachian area. It is a four-year liberal arts college with graduate programs and is home to the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
. The Special Collections and Archives of the Frank M. Allara Library
are dedicated to preserving the unique history of the University of Pikeville, as well as that of the Appalachian area in which it is located. For other digitization efforts by the library, please visit the Digital Library of Appalachia
, and Pass the Word
. This digital archive of the Frank M. Allara Library chronicles the history of the University of Pikeville from its founding as the Pikeville Collegiate institute, until the year before the change to university status. This collection features the entire collection of yearbooks, as well as course catalogs and histories of the founding and growth of the University of Pikeville. Also available are the six volumes of the Pike County Historical Papers. These items relate to the history and genealogy of Pike and Floyd Counties in Kentucky.